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#16    Likely Guy

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:56 AM

View PostTimonthy, on 03 November 2012 - 05:05 AM, said:

I am not joking when I say that I have stopped pursuing a couple of girls I've been interested in because of their grammar.

Does that make me a bad person?

Edit: I don't usually make mention of grammar in here because we have a broad mix of people who don't necessarily use English as their first language and I'm sure I make mistakes too. (Although if someone writes a horrendous post I might mention it in a 'niceish' way)

No. It doesn't make you a bad person. What you said wasn't even related to this forum. No one should take offense to what you said.

Regarding grammar, someone recently corrected someone else on the US politics thread and said that the election wasn't a 'shoe in', it was a 'shoo inn', and correctly so.

They said that it was their inner pedant that made them say that. That was so polite and commendable.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

Grandma doesn't bother me but poor punctuation does because I think it's a sign of laziness however it could be that people don't know any better but I'm not sure....ya get me?


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

Language is fluid. Don't make dams.

Edited by Likely Guy, 03 November 2012 - 06:40 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:13 AM

I know this is spelling but I especially hate when people 'rite lyk dis'

About grammar, I agree with the others. Just makes it difficult to read, especially when they don't use periods.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

View PostDKO, on 03 November 2012 - 06:13 AM, said:

I know this is spelling but I especially hate when people 'rite lyk dis'

About grammar, I agree with the others. Just makes it difficult to read, especially when they don't use periods.
How do women use their periods to help us better comprehend what they write?

Edit: Grammatical error.

Edited by Timonthy, 03 November 2012 - 06:19 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

View PostBling, on 03 November 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

Grandma doesn't bother me but poor punctuation does because I think it's a sign of laziness however it could be that people don't know any better but I'm not sure....ya get me?
I tend to over punctuate.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

It's like JGirl pointed out; illiteracy is being ignored, especially in the US. On these forums it's not such a big deal because a lot of members are not native English speakers.
Somebody who is, however, should understand the difference between your and you're, their, there, and they're, it, it's, etc.
Mistakes will occur, of course. I'm guilty of that as well, but to willfully disregard and butcher your language "Cuz internetz kool", is just stupid. It makes people look stupid and I, for one, don't even pay attention to what they're saying. If you have a point to make, the least you can do is know how to properly address that point. Succinctly and eloquently, too, if I had my way.

These are things that people should have learned in grade/primary school. It speaks to a larger failing of standardized education.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

View PostTimonthy, on 03 November 2012 - 06:18 AM, said:

How do women use their periods to help us better comprehend what they write?

Edit: Grammatical error.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:32 AM

Some people overreact and try to pay attention to grammar errors particularly. Some think that knowledge over Language makes them superior. Some will try to hold something against you that doesn't make any sence. But - some people are sent as our correctors. It is good to have good Grammar, but it is not essential all of the time.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 03 November 2012 - 06:32 AM, said:

Some people overreact and try to pay attention to grammar errors particularly. Some think that knowledge over Language makes them superior. Some will try to hold something against you that doesn't make any sence. But - some people are sent as our correctors. It is good to have good Grammar, but it is not essential all of the time.
Sence or sense? Sorry... This thread made me do it!!

I agree with your post 100%.

Edit: Please initiate checking every post I've made for errors!!!!

Edited by Timonthy, 03 November 2012 - 06:45 AM.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

Grammar and context are understandings only friends.

Edited by Likely Guy, 03 November 2012 - 07:10 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostBling, on 03 November 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:

Grandma doesn't bother me but poor punctuation does because I think it's a sign of laziness however it could be that people don't know any better but I'm not sure....ya get me?

So, Grandma doesn't bother you much...but what about Grandpa?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

because some people are whiney b****es who need to feel important by being "better" than others.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 03 November 2012 - 06:25 AM, said:

It's like JGirl pointed out; illiteracy is being ignored, especially in the US. On these forums it's not such a big deal because a lot of members are not native English speakers.
Somebody who is, however, should understand the difference between your and you're, their, there, and they're, it, it's, etc.
Mistakes will occur, of course. I'm guilty of that as well, but to willfully disregard and butcher your language "Cuz internetz kool", is just stupid. It makes people look stupid and I, for one, don't even pay attention to what they're saying. If you have a point to make, the least you can do is know how to properly address that point. Succinctly and eloquently, too, if I had my way.

These are things that people should have learned in grade/primary school. It speaks to a larger failing of standardized education.

  Yes Imaginarynumber1 , the highlighted portion echoes my pet peeve.   Under etc.  I would include using then rather than than,  and visa versa.

i'm personally guilty of using a small i ,when a capital I  would be correct..  I do it as an act of humility... and dots....  i love dots....  nobody's perfect lol



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